Friday, August 19, 2005

New fiction DVDs on the shelves
Here's a sample of some of the many new fiction DVDs we've added recently to the Juneau Public Libraries.

Business Digest
Staff reports from local businesses

Fair doesn't mean equal time
In a letter published Aug. 17, Marlin Bricker says "The shocking thing to me is we allow an atheistic minority to dictate what is taught to our children in our public schools."

Stiff price for dumping garbage
I had extra trash this week, and the cans were full early. I went to the dump Monday and was quoted more than $50 to empty two garbage cans.

The road: a crazy access scheme
I am writing to express my growing concern over the outlandish road to Juneau project.

Freudian quip
With regard to the headline about oil prices on Thursday, Aug. 11, yes, I agree.

Textbooks by public referendum
I agree with the reader who thinks we should have a public referendum to ensure that our students aren't learning science from atheists.

Escape cabin fever
I wanted to say it was nice to ride past Auke Lake and see that the flamingos are back. I

Concentrate on real threats
The Bush administration presented the invasion of Iraq as a necessary response to terror threats against the United States and as a liberation movement for the Iraqi people.

Elitism in state government
I read with interest the article about the governor raising the salary for the commissioners he appointed.

Enemies or prisoners without recourse?
Recently the commanding officer of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Brig. Gen. Jay Hood filed an affidavit in federal court that detainees who are deemed no longer a threat to the United States will be classed as "No Longer Enemy Combatants" (NLEC).

Photo: Seine scene
The crew of the fishing boat Angelette works into the sunset mending their salmon seine net Wednesday at the repair dock in Petersburg

Residents educate crew about ship's namesake
Sailors aboard the USS Juneau, a warship stationed in Sasebo, Japan, are getting help from residents of the ship's namesake who hope to preserve its legacy.

A farewell to Ma Cagna
I met Alison Banks in 1994, when I participated in a teacher exchange between Alaska and East Sussex, England, educators.

Photo: Blade slingers
Friends, from left, Gavin Lee, Ty Schwinghammer and Danny Peterson joust Thursday next to Riverside Drive.

Images from another time: Over Juneau, May 1993
Juneau pilot Ron Swanson flies his vintage 1943 Stearman biplane over Juneau in May of 1993.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Renovated Floyd Dryden almost ready for students
Floyd Dryden Middle School has been undergoing an extensive renovation this summer that will provide students with a fresh new atmosphere for the new school year.

Former ferry director joins Assembly race
Two people officially declared their candidacies Thursday for the at-large Juneau Assembly seat currently held by Marc Wheeler.

Harbor remodel is on schedule, says port director
City officials say Harris Harbor reconstruction is on schedule and displaced boaters will move back by the end of September.

Glacier Village completes 16 low-income valley homes
Thanks to Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, a young couple can welcome a new life in a new home.

Officials, contractors work to make new school zone safe
With the start of the school year around the corner and work at the new Mendenhall Valley high school underway, school officials and contractors have been working to make the area safe for students and pedestrians.

Harmon won't face second trial
James Harmon won't stand trial again on the most serious charge for a 2003 Tenakee Springs killing he's already been found guilty of committing, Juneau's district attorney has decided.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

AEL&P seeks rate hike
Alaska Electric Light and Power residential customers could pay $4 more each month this winter and $5 more on average in the long term as a state commission reviews the company's request for the hike.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Teacher talk: Preparing for the start of the school year
I did something unusual this summer - I stayed in Juneau.

Murrelet is a fascinating SE resident
One of the wonders of waiting on customers at my son's store on South Franklin is that you meet interesting people with a lot to relate.

FYI
News about the people you know

Nisbet, Fletcher to marry
Wendi M. Fletcher of Springfield, Ore., and Robert A. Nisbet Jr. of Sitka will be married at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photos: Bird's-eye view
KTOO volunteer and U.S. Post Office worker Brett Neyhart para-sails off Mount Roberts on Aug. 7.

James Russell Peters
Juneau resident James Russell Peters, 85, died Aug. 12, 2005, in Juneau.

Bonnie Janet King
Bonnie Janet King, 53, died Aug. 16, 2005, at her home in Juneau with family members by her side.

Editorial: Law to protect outdoors
Gov. Frank Murkowski recently signed into law a measure to promote and protect hunting, fishing and trapping as important elements of Alaska's heritage.

Alaska Editorial: The Supreme Court gives voters a choice
Alaska election laws are written by the Legislature. But often enough since statehood, our election laws have been rewritten by the state Supreme Court.

Editorial: Bring on the junketeers
Not only is it tourist season in Alaska, it's also "fact-finding" season.

My Turn: The state's proposed road to nowhere: Don't bank on it
When the proposed Juneau road comes up, just about everyone has a passionate opinion.

My Turn: Democrat priorities: revenue sharing, schools, fish, pipeline
The song says "the times they are a'changing." They have in the past and will again.

Thank you from the Crimson Bears
Remember when fog was a major factor in determining when and how teams would or could travel to or from Juneau?

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

JDHS football game rescheduled for home
Due to excessive smoke in the Interior, Saturday's football game between the Lathrop Malemutes and the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears has been moved from Fairbanks to Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Capital City Soccer League Results
...as of Monday, Aug. 15

Lathrop brings determination against Bears
The Lathrop Malemutes bring speed and determination to Saturday afternoon's football game against Juneau-Douglas in the Railbelt Conference opener.

Anchorage group urges city to keep trail entrances public
One of Cory Hinds' favorite places to hike and climb, Ram Valley in Eagle River, was sealed off by development a couple of years ago.

Senators: Arctic warming isn't hot air
Anyone doubting the effects of human activity on global climate change should talk to the people it affects in Alaska and the Yukon, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.

Killer whale bumps but doesn't bite boy
Whale researchers say it was highly unusual, but a killer whale on Saturday charged and bumped a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Ruling lets judges speak their minds outside court
A law prohibiting state judges from stating opinions on controversial issues beyond the courtroom is unconstitutional, according to a ruling by a federal judge in Anchorage.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Mat-Su Valley farmers face potato blight
Matanuska-Susitna area potato farmers are fighting an outbreak of a disease, known as "late blight," that has descended on their crops for the third time in the past decade.

Kake receives land claim under federal Native law
Kake's village corporation is about to receive the final bit of land it is entitled to under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, passed by Congress in 1971.

Biologists seek cause of puncture holes in bear cub
Federal wildlife officials are investigating the cause of an injury to the leg of a grizzly cub orphaned along the Russian River.

Going to Iraq
Long after the rousing music and ceremonial speeches had faded, after all the emotional farewells with loved ones had been said, 125 uniformed soldiers stood in clusters, waiting Wednesday morning inside a cavernous room at this Army post.

Homicide suspect surrenders to police
A Wasilla man wanted in connection with a two-week spate of violence that ended in February with a dead body and a burned cabin surrendered to police on Thursday.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Solo Maas
Juneau songwriter and piano player Michael Maas performed solo shows in town in 2002 and 2003 but skipped last year.

Juneau bands Sound Off
A little over a month ago, Eric Tollefson, Dave Conway and Marlon Lumba sat down to discuss the idea of organizing some sort of all-ages show that brought together an assortment of local bands in a festival-type setting.

Cinema Guide
What's playing on the silver screen

Student symphony to play show tunes at Friday concert
The Juneau Student Symphony, a community orchestra of kids and adults, will play show tune medleys for its annual summer pops concerts this Friday, noon at the State Office Building and 7:30 p.m. at Marine Park.

what's happening
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News of local entertainment events

Fine Art Sale to be held Saturday
M'iva Rickey, a Juneau resident since 1973, remembers the days when Juneau had 14 galleries and an abundance of space to showcase art, original or collected.

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